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Budget crisis brings massive cuts in MA state programs - but $850,000 for homosexual programs in schools remains "sacred cow" by politicians.

We need to change that!

December 18, 2008

[NOTE: In October, the Governor cut $150,000 from the $850,000 budgeted amount for homosexual programs in the schools, bringing it to $700,000.  But the Department of Public Health subsequently transferred some of their money to make up for it, so the total is now back to $850,000.]

It's a time like this when you realize the incredible power the homosexual movement has over our top elected officials.

Massachusetts is in an unprecedented budget crisis. Millions of dollars for programs and services are being cut. But the state's top elected officials refuse to budge on the $700,000 of your money that's going to homosexual programs in the public schools. (In October it was lowered slightly from $850,000. That's still obscenely high -- ANY amount is too much -- and a huge weapon for homosexual activists in schools. And we hear they're getting the rest of the money from another government source.)

What is being cut instead?

Massachusetts has a $1.5 billion budget shortfall - and it's growing. On Tuesday a new estimate predicts the deficit will rise to $2.1 billion by the middle of next year.

Two months ago the budget slashing began. Here are some of the cuts, highlighted in recent news reports, that the Governor and Legislature have made to programs and services in Massachusetts:

  • 1,000 jobs from state payroll.

  • Head Start pre-school programs ($1 million)

  • Opiate addiction treatment facilities ($5 million)

  • Infant immunization facilities ($5 million)

  • Job training programs ($9 million)

  • Senior home care services ($3.9 million)

  • Beach preservation efforts ($368,000)

  • Aid for thousands of children in homeless families ($250,000)

  • Help for ex-prisoners re-entering society ($200,000)

  • Funding for University of Mass. system ($24 million)

  • Closing four state mental health institutions: $80 million annually.

Plus: Cutting state aid to cities and towns. Last month, House Speaker DiMasi announced that all Massachusetts cities and towns will probably get a 10% cut in local aid - a total of $530 million. All this is in addition to are raising corporate taxes in Massachusetts by more than $400 million (which will affect businesses staying here).

From state website: October list of cuts by the Governor

Politicians claim "Everything's on the table"

Things have gotten so bad in recent weeks that the phrase "Everything's on the table" is being thrown around a lot by top politicians. But is that really true in this case? We decided to find out.

Last week, Senate President Therese Murray was quoted in the Boston Globe saying "Everything's on the table. Things are that bad."

Senate President Therese Murray carries a lot of water for the homosexual movement in the Massachusetts Legislature (AP Photo)

So MassResistance called the Senate President's office to ask if that included the funding for homosexual programs in the schools. We left a few messages with the Senate President's budget staffer. They seemed to figure out who we were. A bit later got a call back from a staffer named "Rick" (no last name). Rick told us that the Senate President supported the homosexual programs, but that it was the governor's office that instituted the budget cuts, and that we need to contact his office. We asked Rick if the Senate President would sit down and talk to us about the homosexual agenda in the schools, since she works so closely with homosexual lobbyists. He said he'd call us right back. (So far, the phone hasn't rung -- not surprising.)

We called the Governor's office. They told us to call the Department of Administration and Finance, which they said comes up with the budget cuts. (In Tuesday's Boston Globe, the department head, Leslie Kirwan, was quoted as saying "I think everything will be on the table."

So we called them. After several days trying to get a real person to speak to us, we spoke to a staffer who told us (rather impatiently) that although anything is possible, the Governor supports the homosexual programs, and she (the staffer) personally supports them. Another staffer who called us back told us that the budget decisions seem to be made jointly, with legislative leaders having a fair amount of input. Maybe we should try to influence the Governor's 2010 budget, she said, the first draft of which comes out next month. In other words, don't hold your breath.

One common denominator was the attitude everyone in these offices had as soon as they found out that we opposed the homosexual programs in the schools. They became passive-aggressive to varying degrees, and seemed mostly interested in getting us off the phone. (At the same time, the Governor marches in the Gay Pride parade and gives private interviews with the homosexual newspapers.) It's as if people with traditional values are not entitled to be recognized as full citizens by the government. It's eerie. And we're paying for it with our tax dollars.

The bottom line

Right now, the homosexual lobby pretty much owns the State House. The list of politicians who've caved in is quite amazing. It's pretty clear that the funding for homosexual activism in the public schools - as hideous and destructive as it is - isn't going to get cut, even as every other program gets slashed to nothing. This will continue unless "something terrible" is done, as Margaret Thatcher used to say. (And she would do it!)

What to do?

At the very least, letting them know we're outraged is always tremendously important. They need to hear from citizens. They need to know that we're never going to give up. These are the legislative leaders who are protecting the funding.

Governor Deval Patrick - 617-725-4005

Senate President Therese Murray - 617-722-1500

House Speaker Sal DiMasi - 617-722-2500

Senate Ways & Means Chairman Steven Panagiotakos - 617-722-1630

House Ways & Means Chairman Robert Deleo - 617-722-2990

Need to build momentum

Every time we've beaten the homosexual lobby, it's because we played to our strength. Their strength is money, influence, and the media. Our strength is large numbers of people. We plan to organize thousands of more people this year. That's the only thing we've concluded is going to stop this. And as Margaret Thatcher would say, maybe we need to make a more "terrible" impression on them than the homosexual lobby does.